Led by Rosie Miles
Come and spend the day at Holland House in discovering new poems and writing your own, facilitated by poet and educator Rosie Miles. Each day will feature morning and afternoon facilitated writing sessions, morning and afternoon coffee/tea and a great Holland House lunch. You’ll go away with some new drafts of poems and ideas for writing more. All abilities are very welcome, whether you are new to poetry writing or a seasoned traveller!
“Nothing Gold Can Stay”: The Poetry of Loss and Grief
Tuesday 28th September 2021: 10am-4pm
“No one wants to write an elegy,” says poet Kevin Young, but many of us do write poems to help us deal with the loss of loved ones, or to commemorate them. There is a long tradition of elegy in poetry from Alfred Tennyson and Thomas Hardy to Penelope Shuttle and Carol Ann Duffy. We also read and write poems when we are attempting to come to terms with lost parts of ourselves or our lives. The past 18 months have also seen us deal with losses both personal and collective as we have all negotiated living in the shadow of Covid. Using these poets and others (Naomi Shihab Nye, Denise Levertov, Robert Frost, contemporary responses to Covid) we will offer image and music to our own griefs as ways of making them more bearable.
Includes refreshments and two course lunch